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Very impressive work from Alexei Panshin, especially considering he wrote this book as a teenager while at summer camp. If the book reads a little "campy", I can forgive.
He seems to channel the emotions of a 14 year old girl shockingly well. I really became attached to Mia's character and cared about her plight. And while the premises were not incredibly original, they were well thought out.
This book was nominated for the Hugo award in 1969 and in my opinion is Panshins' best effort. Unfortunately, none of his later books (that I have read) approached the potential that was shown in Rite of Passage.
The narrator did a nice job, perfect for Mia, but a little weak on the male characters - kind of cartoonish.
Overall an excellent addition, highly recommend, especially for young adults.
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Narration was spot on. I enjoyed the whole book, start to finish. I had read the book as a child so I knew what to expect.